Even though he might reign in secure position on Forbes' list of America's richest moguls, Tilman Fertitta, estimated net worth $1.6 billion, was surely thrilled to be in the spotlight with Hollywood hottie Eva Longoria at the opening party for SHe by Morton's in Las Vegas.
The boutique steakhouse that combines a beefy menu with nightclub entertainment bills itself as "the sexiest dining experience on the Vegas Strip."
Fertitta and Longoria welcomed a throng of celebs including singer Taylor Dane, former ABC Bachelor Jake Pavelka, Gabrielle Giffords and retired astronaut Mark Kelly, astronaut Scott Kelly and his steady squeeze Amiko, and impressionist Gordie Brown, currently headlining at Fertitta's Golden Nugget.
Celeb visit for MS luncheon
Popular songman Steve Tyrell has signed on as special guest for the Feb. 20 "On the Move Luncheon," benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The native Houstonian is returning to home base to celebrate his sister, Roz Pactor, who will receive honors at the luncheon as Person on the Move.
Luncheon chair Franelle Rogers and honorary chairs Nancy and Cardon Gerner are expecting an even bigger turnout with news of Tyrell's visit to the event at Hotel ZaZa. Details are available from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big guns on this board
The Center for Houston's Future has beefed up its civic profile with the addition of six dynamic business and community leaders to its board.
Add Fulbright & Jaworski's Shauna Johnson Clark, H-E-B president Scott McClelland, immediate past Junior League president Perry Ann Reed and Deloitte's Anne Taylor to the board.
David McClanahan, CenterPoint Energy president and CEO, and Paul Hobby, founding partner and managing partner of Genesis Park, L.P., join as ex-officio directors by virtue of their positions with the Greater Houston Partnership. McClanahan is partnership chair and Hobby is vice chair
Bubbly for all her friends
There was a special treat in store for those attending the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's most recent Movies Houstonians Love evening. Anne Chao selected The Umbrellas of Cherbourg for her screening and she followed that by hosting a champagne reception for some 200 guests.
Savoring the vast array of hors d'oeuvres from Canopy, washed down with bubbly, were Albert Chao, Y. Ping Sun, Nancy Allen, Leslie Loddeke and MFAH Film Committee members Patty Hubbard, Margarita de la Vega Hurtado, Karen Fang and Garth Jowett.